Google Play Services now boasts 5 billion installs

Google Play Services now boasts 5 billion installs

Google Play Services now boasts 5 billion installs

Once again making history in the technology space, Google Play services crossed a landmark 5 billion downloads through Google's mother app Google Play Store on Monday. This component provides core functionality like authentication to your Google services, synchronized contacts, access to all the latest user privacy settings, and higher quality, lower-powered location based services.

However, this should not be confused with the idea that people have manually downloaded the app this many times. The tech giant also announced Google Play 'Made for India' initiative that will help app developers to optimise apps to suit the Indian audience. The number of Android phone users in India is now more than in the US.

The Google Play Services framework is a key part of Google's presence on Android devices.

This allows Google to bring new features to older devices because it can push updates to Play Services in the same way as with ordinary apps. The app also now has a dedicated screen saver section in the settings. If we combine the total population of the top 10 most-populated countries in the world, then also it's less than that number and that's the number Google Play Services has achieved.

You can apply for Google's Made for India program here.

Google, in a blog post, said it discovered a new family of Android spyware while investigating another spyware named "Chrysaor".

The ranking includes only apps created by Google, Facebook and Samsung. This update let lets users start a Duo video call with a single tap within the Truecaller app, and switches between Wi-Fi and cellular data seamlessly for uninterrupted conversation on-the-go.

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